So, I decided to go into the house for 1/2 hour or so and just let the car idle and have the battery charge. 1/2 hour later, the car was "off" and the battery was dead.
I had the car on the street and someone said, "you had the car running for a while, right? It was running and then started making a really bad noise and shut off."
So, I tried rejumping the car. The battery seems to be charged fine (lights work etc etc etc). But, the car will not turn over - - its really struggling to even attempt to turn. NOTE: when I got back to the car after the person on the street said it shut off, I noticed a weird smell coming from the engine.
Any thoughts? Is the engine seized up? It's an old car and I am wondering what the problem is, if it even worth the repair (i never really ever drive it :-( .)
have the same problem?
Sunday, December 21st, 2008 AT 1:08 PM